The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
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The Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith

Narrator: Michael Edwards

Unabridged: 35 hr 13 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 12/06/2010

Genre: Business & Economics - Economics

Synopsis

First published in 1776, this work is the classic statement of economic liberalism or the policy of laissez-faire and is widely considered on of the hundred greatest books of all time. Several fundamental principles or “axioms” were introduced in this work, including the division of labor, supply and demand, and free market capitalism as some of the most obvious. Smith’s political economy is primarily individualistic: self-interest is the incentive for economic action. However, he shows that universal pursuit of self-interest contributes to the public interest, a concept probably best encapsulated by John F. Kennedy when he remarked, “a rising tide raises all boats.”

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